Learn to build your bamboo bike

build a bamboo bike with one of our experts or using a home build kit in any location

Why build a bamboo bike?

Sustainability

Our bikes are built with sustainable materials reducing carbon footprint

Performances

Bamboo bikes offer a smoother ride with natural vibration dampening

Customizable

customized frame, improves comfort and performance as well being compatible with all major component manufactures

Material

Bamboo is durable, resistant to stress and has a high tensile strength

Founded through a love of Engineering and Cycling

We are committed to enabling people to build cutting edge bikes that are sustainable and can be recycled after many years of heavy usage

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build your bike at home

order a kit complete with a manual and video guides to build in any location

build at a workshop

Learn to build a bamboo bicycle with guidance of one our experts

  • review rating 5  A wonderful experience, creatively satisfying and challenging. James is a confident communicator and a believer in our innate ability to make things. His guidance was invaluable and the skills learnt are technical, practical and social.

    thumb Grant Smith

    review rating 5  What a fab course excellent knowledge from James about how to go about building the frame you want. Met some lovely people also building a bike, good to talk through different ideas with people. Would highly recommend this course, thinking of getting a home build kit for my 14yr old son.

    thumb Paul Reed

    review rating 5  Got some great technical support from Des over email in relation to my bamboo bike. Very responsive and helpful, and much appreciated!

    thumb Edward Archibald

    review rating 5  Fantastic weekend with James and Betty. I learnt a lot from the workshop. No prior knowledge needed as James leads you through. Great fun - diverse range of people attending, International and local, young and old, and from very different backgrounds. Thoroughly enjoyed. Looking forward to the next stage in the bike build. Keep at it James.

    thumb Russell Facer
  • review rating 5  Great fun and seriously rewarding to walk away with your own handmade bike frame. A friend and I did the weekend workshop which was very relaxed but completely hands-on under James's friendly and supportive tuition. I built the rest of the bike at home and James was extremely helpful, always responding to my requests for help and advice and giving me the confidence to finish the entire build by myself. This despite never having tackled anything more complex than flat-packed furniture in the past. I finished my first century ride on the bike last week and it was a great feeling. The bike was so comfortable and I am looking forward now to a North-South epic cycle in the summer. 100% recommend this to anyone.

    thumb Andrew Cullen

    review rating 5  Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best way to build your own bike. James was knowledgeable, supportive and above all -encouraging. Pick your own bamboo, work at your own pace, learn to mitre tubes- this workshop has it all. James (and Elias- good luck in Montreal) was always on hand to give tips, point out the obvious (and not so obvious) and if you were struggling, help out. If you want to learn about bikes/product design/ alternative materials/ people skills/ motivation/ manual skills/ composites/ yourself- look no further than James, his enthusiasm for life and the Bamboo Bicycle Club. When did you last mitre a tube correctly? Totally worth it.

    thumb Matthew Wason

In numbers

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826

1344

12,000 km

bikes built

workshop participants

home build kits sold

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